To The Bone

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The Wa…

Like maggots on a piece of ham,
  the critics do their work

Devouring just because they can,
  to maim, destroy, and hurt

They eat through flesh right to the bone
  never missing one last scrap

Not even a scribbled, half-done poem
  —have they ever given back

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)